k-2 learning @ home

Lectric Library will be sharing activities and resources for the families and caregivers of “littles” – K-2s primarily.

This is emergency remote learning. It was not planned for. Most kids and families have not had the opportunity to be prepared for this change in learning. And yet, here we are, everyone doing their best to make this work. —A.J. Juliani

This is a pretty crazy time to be at home for the youngest learners in formal education especially with the move to the unfamiliar territory of remote “school”. Many of the teachers are new to online teaching and learning too. Districts have hastily arranged to make resources and professional development available which is a big help. However, many educators are themselves learning to learn in this new environment in addition to handling entirely unfamiliar and unexpected family demands.

These posts tagged “home” and “K-2” will be curated lists of links to resources with an emphasis on STEM and reading activities that are educational and fun, along with tips for keeping the learning momentum up.

This first list is massive. It demonstrates the vast range of great free resources available. It is humbling to discover the generosity of thousands of concerned folks out there who  contributed to making this material available, in most cases without having any idea that there would come a day when there would be a critical situation when these resources would be invaluable. Many of these are collections that have been reviewed and selected for inclusion. But wait! There’s more…

K-2 Student Interactives – UEN
k-2 Student Interactives ABC’s ABC’s Reading Reading Listening Listening Writing Writing Words Words Art & Music Art & Music
Apps and Technology for Kids – TechwithKids.com
expert reviews and Best Picks recommendation lists of children’s apps, video games, websites, and tech toys. Our mission is to help parents, grandparents, and teachers find the best tech to use…
NASA STEM @ Home For Students Grades K-4 | NASA
Hands-On @ HomeLaunch a rocket! Build It!Make a Cloud MobileApollo Moon Capsule CraftA worksheet and some marshmallows and other things to make the marshmallow lander activity activityHelp Your Ma…
Math sites for elementary students | Curriki
These sites have games or videos that reinforce practice for elementary math. engage students in their math lessons. they’ll be gaining new math skills and confidence along the way.
Free educational games | Curriki
A collection of free educational games compiled by ICTMagic. Literacy, math, logic, puzzles, Sudoku,word searches, hangman,chess, and Tetris are highlights.links to free interactive, educational ga…
NASA Kids’ Club | NASA
NASA Kids’ Club has educational games, engaging multimedia and visuals, and educational activities to cover K-4 students’ developmental and learning abilities as addressed in national educa…
Families and Remote Learning – ReadWorks.org | Solving the Reading Comprehension Crisis
ReadWorks offers resources to teach the concepts of reading comprehension to students in grades K-6. Units have been designed around popular read aloud books for K-4 and novels for grades 5-6. Les…
“Our Lives, Our Words”: Using Digital Photography to Improve Student Writing | Curriki
“Our Lives, Our Words” helps students make real-life connections to the subjects they are learning and writing about through the use of digital cameras. Students use digital photography t…
NASA Kids’ Club | Curriki
NASA Kids’ Club has educational games, engaging multimedia and visuals, and educational activities to cover K-4 students’ developmental and learning abilities as addressed in national educa…
Code.org
An introduction to computer science for pre-readers. Learn the basics of computer science and internet safety. At the end of the course, create your very own game or story you can share.
12 Great Songs You Should Teach Your Preschool Child – Empowered Parents
educational benefits of singing nursery rhymes and songs: Develops gross motor skills (action rhymes) Develops fine motor skills (finger rhymes) Teaches language and increases vocabu…
Educational Toolkit for At-Home Learning – Barbara Bush Foundation
some wonderful, free online resources that can help children continue to build critical literacy skills while schools are closed. To help parents choose among the plethora of available option…
Family Engagement / Preventing Summer Slide
Preventing Summer Slide Apps for Kids: Best Apps for Kids Apps for Kids: Common Sense Media Apps for Kids: Fun Educational Apps Apps for Kids: Tech with Kids Article for Famili…
Home – Crayola LLC
Welcome to Crayola’s Creative Learning Platform!This is your destination for creative inspiration, innovative teaching strategies and practical resources to use in your schools and classrooms.&qu…
Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Curriculum Interactive Map
Musical Explorers is designed to connect students in grades K-2 to rich and diverse musical communities as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from a…
K-2 Remote Learning Ideas and Examples
approach to teaching and learning in a remote environment. Topics will include relationships, strategies for student engagement, utilizing inquiry activities to tap into natural curiosity, c…
The Imagination Library Presents “Goodnight with Dolly” – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is excited to present Dolly Parton’s new weekly read-aloud video series called “Goodnight with Dolly.” The Book Lady sits down to read books from th…
Shapes Song, The
I made up a shape song to be sung to the tune of “London Bridge Is Falling Down.”We can make lots of shapes, lots of shapes, lots of shapes,We can make lots of shapes,So help us sing alon…
Rhythm Lesson For Squirmy Students
write the rhythm notation on the board. Then they were curious… I then showed them the rhythm of what they were stomping and clapping! Since then, we do this every day and it is requested if I fo…
K-2 Art & Music Interactives – UEN
Compose your own music by choosing the type of note you want to use.Match the rhythm you hear by hitting a section of the drum set.Monster MusicPlay music with some of your favorite Sesame Street f…

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